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Zinaida Anatol’evna Vasil’eva

ballerina , balletteacher

Zinaida Vasil’eva, USSR Ballerina, balletteacher.

Background

Vasil’eva, Zinaida was born on December 29, 1913 in Petersburg.

Education

Graduated from the Leningrad Choreographic School.

Career

A pupil of Agrippina Vaganova. From 1933, soloist with the Leningrad Malyi Theatre, and later with the Bolshoi Theatre. Leading dancer with the Minsk Theatre, 1937-1949.

Choreographer, 1950-1961. Taught at the Novosibirsk and Odessa theatres. Taught classical dance at the Cairo Ballet School, 1962-1965.